Graduates will leave Birmingham perfectly placed to take up key accounting and financial positions or managerial and consultancy roles in the private and the public sector. Fantastic career opportunities are available at leading accountancy firms, financial institutions and multinational corporations. This course is also beneficial to entrepreneurs that want to have a solid knowledge of finance and its applications.
Our proximity to London, the global financial capital, and ever-growing relationship with key employers in the financial sector, will provide you with the opportunity to meet and network with leading global organisations.
Interested students can also progress to further postgraduate research study leading to scholarly careers.
Top jobs in accounting and finance include:
- Corporate Tax Associate
- Audit Graduate Trainee
- Transfer Pricing Manager
- Internal Auditor
- Accounting Consultant
- Senior Analyst Risk Advisory
- ACA Trainee Accountant
- Finance Graduate Trainee
- Credit Risk Process Specialist
- Tax Specialist
- Commercial Finance Analyst
- Forensic Accountant
Excellent career prospects
Our students have gone on to work in a wide range of industries, in organisations such as Deloitte/EY/KPMG/PwC, NHS, BDO, Lloyds Banking Group, HSBC, Mazars, Wellers, RSM, Grant Thornton, R&F Properties, Mondelez and a whole host of smaller companies and public sector organisations.
We pride ourselves on our graduates’ high levels of employability. We will help you to plan, manage and achieve your career goals, giving you the competitive edge when it is time to start job hunting. The University of Birmingham has ranked in the top 5 Universities Targeted by the Largest Number of Top Employers in the UK for the past 5 years, according to the Highfliers.co.uk Graduate Market reports (2017-2022).
Many employers visit the Business School to run seminars for our students. In fact, companies such as IBM, HSBC, and Deloitte are just a few of the organisations who see these sessions as an opportunity to look for suitable candidates for internship programmes and graduate training schemes.
BBS Careers and Careers Network
As a Birmingham Business School student, you will benefit from two award-winning Careers teams.
Careers Network is the University of Birmingham careers and employability team offering: career fairs, employer events with top firms across the UK, start-up and entrepreneurial activities, and support. Internships and bursaries are also available exclusively to University of Birmingham students.
BBS Careers is a dedicated service for Birmingham Business School students. The team provides guidance, support, and work experience opportunities, tailored to business school students, to help you succeed during and after university. We offer workshops, alumni and employer events, and 1-to-1 consultations. These will help you to develop your skills and learn how to submit high-quality internship and graduate applications.
BBS Careers is one of a few, if not the only business school career service to offer life-long support.
We are here to support you! Whether you are applying for postgraduate end-of-study internship, a graduate job, or applying for a management role five years after graduation.
Visit the BBS website for more details
Future Leaders Certificate
The postgraduate Future Leaders Certificate, run by the Birmingham Business School Careers team, is an extra-curricular programme which is designed to prepare our MSc students for the potential impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). This is intended to equip students with the skills they need to stand out and succeed within this increasingly competitive market. As part of this, students will be encouraged to increase their awareness of responsible business and ethical considerations.
Students selected for the Future Leaders Certificate will receive expert coaching, mentoring and industry insight, and work on a group project set by multi-national companies which place high importance on their social and corporate responsibility.